Basilicata

Speciality: Basilicata Territorial Promotion Agency

The Lucanian territory (Basilicata) offers itineraries suitable for all types of bikers because its roads, all safe and sheltered from traffic hazards. Cycling paths differ in levels of difficulty (from the simplest routes, along the Metapontine coast, or around Matera and in Vulture, to the most complex ones, for those who decide to climb on two wheels the Pollino, the Lucanian Dolomites or Sirino). Moreover these routes allow to touch the region’s most interesting locations in a sustainable way.

Dedicated activities and primarily the“Basilicata Free to Move” app have been implemented. Translated into three languages (English, French and German), with 21 itineraries with GPX track the app includes 81 villages, 124 points of interest, some of which can only be reached on foot or by bike. The app also invites the tourist to discover scenic nooks and crannies and historical-artistic beauties and provides useful tips, pointing out en plein air activities, cycle stores, specialized outlets, bike hotels and typical restaurants, camper areas and, soon, drinking water fountains.

Also contributing to the value of the app was the format “Basilicata Bike – Cultural Tourism is Green Tourism“, selected by the European Commission for European Green Week (May 31-June 4, 2021) that involved a group of cyclists accompanied by a testimonial, cyclist Alessandro Ballan, with a SportItalia TV crew in tow, on a multi-stage bike tour from Pollino National Park to Matera . An innovative tourism signage system is also being implemented to better identify the routes